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The Age of Sustainable Development – Share what you learned!

  • 19 April 2019
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The Age of Sustainable Development – Share what you learned!
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In honor of Earth Day, we're featuring The Age of Sustainable Development taught by Jeffrey Sachs at Columbia.

@Claire and I are hoping that together we can help people find great courses through the community. Every week, we're featuring a course and inviting people who have taken the course to share their course highlights and how they're using what they learned.

Have you taken The Age of Sustainable Development?

What did you like about it?

What were the key skills and knowledge you gained from the course?

Who would benefit from taking this course?

What have you done with what you learned?

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It's been a long time since I took and completed the course and as such will rely on the overall impressions of the course and its lecturer. The couse basically gives hope to anyone who takes it, that there are sustainable solutions to the pressing problems faced by humanity such as climate change and population growth. However these solutions require the will and actions of all governments and its corporations to make it work. In this regards it is also up to its citizens (all of us) to act in concert to remind the governments and the corporations that they will lose our support if they do not act.

The lecturer - Prof Sachs - is a great communicator who cares about the world and its citizens and is also an important global driving force, working closely with the UN and many governments and corporations for a sustainable future for all of us. Hence any one who cares about handing over a sustainable future to the next generations will benefit from this course.

I generally use what I Iearned from course as a lens with which to view government actions, business practices and my own actions and how I should them or not support them.
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Thank you, @Sendesilva, for taking the time to share your impressions of the course, even long after you completed it! I appreciate a course that has lasting impact – it sounds like this one does!